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Topic: Taxon matches - big frustration

The new version 6.30.0.291 of Recorder 6 has changed the way it seaches for name matching in Taxa from a fixed Taxon List to all Taxa - Grrrrrrrrrr!!!! It then states there are multiple matches, which then on a search comes up withe "Organism", which is NOT what I want. I then have to seach for the taxon, which at this stage I have forgotten which species it was.  After selecting preferred Checklists, I am then presented with upteen options. Hopefully I then click on the right one, to take me to the correct Checklist. It is extremely frustrating and time consuming.

What I need is that unless I state otherwise, all searches are confined to ONE checklist only. That is because 99% of all the records I import are in one checklist and one checklist only. If the name is not in that checklist, then I need to resolve the issue manually.

Harry Clarke
Surrey County Butterfly Recorder

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Re: Taxon matches - big frustration

Hi
This certainly isn't the intention. You should  be able to search on a specified list. It is recognised that some users wish to use just one list and this should still be fully  be supported.  I will investigate and get back yo you asap. The NHM will no longer be updating many of the lists so gradually most lists will get more and more out of date, with new taxa and changes only appearing on the Organism list. Some lists will continue to be updated (this is up to  the list providers) and R6 should be allowing search on a specified  list to be selected  so that these can be  used if the user wishes.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: Taxon matches - big frustration

Hi
Is your problem with the import wizard or with just opening a list and searching on it. If it is the IW then have a look in R6 options and make sure that 'Use Preferred Taxa for Import Wizard' is not ticked.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: Taxon matches - big frustration

Mike,
The problem occurs with the import wizard. In the previous version of Recorder 6, if there were several entries needing resolving it would leave the taxon window open as where it was last left. In the new version it keeps going back to the organism view, which is a fundementally different behaviour.

Harry Clarke
Surrey County Butterfly Recorder

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Re: Taxon matches - big frustration

Mike,
I have the same problem, and have to change it from Organism to Lichens each time (if I remember).
Also, having selected the taxon for the match it no longer remembers that choice so I am having to go through this process for the same taxa in each and every import. There used to be an option to save the matches but it is now greyed out.
Apart from these niggles the new version is great, but these are driving me up the wall!

PS. Wouldn't it be nice if the import wizard could show the survey to be imported to on the screen where you confirm the import? It is easy to select the wrong one but a nightmare to sort it out afterwards.

Janet Simkin
British Lichen Society

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Re: Taxon matches - big frustration

Hi
I  will  look into it and fix as priority. As I say the intention is to  continue allowing matching against specific lists. .i think the second change re Surveys  you mention is already in the next version.

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants